They noticed electronic intelligence aircraft Il-20 and two accompanying Sukhoi su-27
British Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled from an air base in the Lithuanian city of šiauliai to support military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the sky over the Baltic sea. About it informs the press service of the RAF.
They were accompanied by electronic intelligence aircraft Il-20 and two accompanying Sukhoi su-27. For the last two days NATO fighters in the Baltic States was twice deployed to intercept the Russian aircraft.
Typhoon played a key role in the implementation of the operations of the Alliance’s air policing.
RAF and Spain from may 1 began to patrol the airspace over the Baltic States mission to NATO, succeeding Belgian air force. In total in Lithuania was airlifted 150 soldiers from the United Kingdom.
The mission was launched on 30 March 2004, in it on a rotational basis, participate air force States of the Alliance.
Earlier it was reported that two Russian su-35 was intercepted by American aircraft over the Mediterranean sea.